India and iPhone always maintain a long distance relationship. Debut and sales of iPhone in India are unexpected. Though the use of iPhone’s in India are one a fair basis, it doesn’t cross Apple’s thought to debut in India.
As per the reports read across surveys held in India in August 2011, 2.4% of the total smartphone user in India prefer iPhone. The base of smartphone users accounts upto 20million.
With the much talked iPhone 5 releasing in several countries, India finds it difficult to have a hands on to the hyped gadget. Moreover to the disgrace of iPhone lovers the price range are never fixed in India. Thanks to Apple for not making it official here, dealers sell it at the rate they find it suitable for them.
A day before I asked a retailer about the expected launch and the price iPhone 5 would come up with. He said “1st week of October and it ranges around 75,000 INR (1300$)” .
That is way to much for consumers to pay, with this range and such situation in India, I guess I will soon have to make out other ways to get in touch with my favourite IPhone 5.
25th Sept, 2012